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ABR - Advanced Burner Reactor
AFCI - Advanced Fuel Cycle Initiative
AFV - Alternative Fuel Vehicles
AGAGE - Advanced Global Atmospheric Gases Experiment
ANL - Argonne National Laboratory
APS - Aerosol Polarimetery Sensor
AUV - Autonomous Underwater Vehicles


BC - Black Carbon
BES - Office of Basic Energy Sciences, U.S. Department of Energy
BESAC - Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee
BP - British Petroleum
Btu - British Thermal Unit


CCCSTI - Committee on Climate Change Science and Technology Integration
CCP - Carbon Capture Project
CCS - Carbon Capture and Sequestration
CCSP - U.S. Climate Change Science Program
CCTP - U.S. Climate Change Technology Program
CDIAC - Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Centre
CEM - Continuous Emissions Monitor
CETC - Natural Resources Canada CANMET Energy Technology Center
CEQ - Council on Environmental Quality
CFC - Chlorofluorocarbon
CH4 - Methane
CHP - Combined Heat and Power (system)
CMM - Coal Mine Methane
CMOP - Coalbed Methane Outreach Program
CO2 - Carbon Dioxide
COL - Construction and Operating License
CSLF - Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum
CSP - Competitive Solicitation Program
CSRP - Carbon Sequestration Regional Partnerships
CT - Computed Tomography
CVD - Chemical Vapor Deposition


DAI - Dangerous Anthropogenic Interference
DG - Distributed Generation
DOC - U.S. Department of Commerce
DoD - U.S. Department of Defense
DOE - U.S. Department of Energy
DOI - U.S. Department of the Interior
DOS - U.S. Department of State
DOT - U.S. Department of Transportation
DPC - Domestic Policy Council


ECBM - Enhanced Coal-Bed Methane
EIA - Energy Information Administration
EJ - Exajoule (1018 Joules)
EMF - Energy Modeling Forum, Stanford University
EOR - Enhanced Oil Recovery
EPA - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
ESP - Early Site Permit
Euratom - European Atomic Energy Community
EU - European Union


FACE - Free-Air CO2 Enrichment
FACTS - Flexible Automated Control Transmission Systems
FC - Fuel Cell
FCT - Fuel Cell Turbine
FES - Fusion Energy Sciences, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science
FFRDC - Federally Funded Research and Development Center
FHA - Federal Highway Administration
FTC - Federal Trade Commission
FTIR - Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy
FY - Fiscal Year


GDP - Gross Domestic Product
Gen - IV Generation IV
GEO - Group on Earth Observations
GEO-SEQ - Geological Sequestration (project)
GEOSS - Global Earth Observation System of Systems
GHG - Greenhouse Gas
GIF - Generation IV International Forum (nuclear power)
GOSAT - Greenhouse Gas Observing SATellite
Gt - Gigatonnes (109 tonnes or metric tons)
GtC - Gigatonnes (109 tonnes or metric tons) of Carbon
GtC-eq. - Gigatonnes (109 tonnes or metric tons) of Carbon Equivalent (emissions)
GWP - Global Warming Potential


h3 - Molecular Hydrogen
h3S - Hydrogen Sulfide
HAP - Hazardous Air Pollutants
HCFC - Hydroclorofluorocarbon (refrigerant)
HFC - Hydrofluorocarbon
HHS - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
HNLC - High Nutrient, Low Chlorophyll
HSHL - High Spectral Resolution LIDAR
HTS - High-Temperature Superconductivity (e.g. wire)
HVACR - Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration
HVDC - High Voltage Direct Current


IAEA - International Atomic Energy Agency
ICF - Inertial Confinement Fusion
IEA - International Energy Agency
IEOS - Integrated Earth Observation System
IFE - Inertial Fusion Energy
IGCC - Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle
IMSS - Image Multi-Spectral Sensor
IPCC - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
IPHE - International Partnership for the Hydrogen Economy
ITER - International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (Latin for "the way")
ITS - Intelligent Transportation Systems
IWG - Interagency Working Group


kg - Kilogram
kW - Kilowatt
kWe - Kilowatt (electric)
kWh - Kilowatt-hour


LANL - Los Alamos National Laboratory
LCCP - Life-Cycle Climate Performance
LED - Light-Emitting Diode
LFG - Landfill Gas
Lh3 - Liquefied Hydrogen
LIBS - Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy
LIDAR - Light Detection and Ranging
LNLC - Low Nutrient, Low Chlorophyll


MEA - Monoethanolamine
MFE - Magnetic Fusion Energy
MiniCAM - Mini Climate Assessment Model (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)
MM - Measuring and Monitoring
MOF - Microporous Metal Organic Frameworks
mpg - miles per gallon
mph - miles per hour
MSPI - Multi-angle SpectroPolarimetric Imager
MtC - Megatonnes Carbon
MWe - Megawatt electric


N2O - Nitrous Oxide
NACP - North American Carbon Program
NAE - National Academy of Engineering
NAS - National Academy of Sciences
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NEC - National Economic Council
NEPO - Nuclear Energy Plant Optimization (Program)
NCCTI - National Climate Change Technology Initiative
NERAC - Nuclear Energy Research Advisory Committee
NETL - National Energy Technology Laboratory
NH3 - Ammonia
NIF - National Ignition Facility
NNSA - National Nuclear Security Administration, U.S Department of Energy
NOX - Nitrogen Oxides
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NRC - National Research Council or Nuclear Regulatory Commission
NRCan - Natural Resources Canada
NREL - National Renewable Energy Laboratory
NSC - National Security Council
NSCR - Non-Selective Catalytic Reduction
NSF - National Science Foundation
NSTX - National Spherical Torus Experiment
NVFEL - National Vehicle and Fuels Emission Laboratory


OC - Organic Carbon
OCO - Orbiting Carbon Observatory
ODS - Ozone-Depleting Substance
OMB - Office of Management and Budget
ONR - Office of Naval Research
ORNL - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
OSTP - Office of Science and Technology Policy


PEM - Polymer Electrolyte Membrane
PFC - Perfluorocarbons
PM - Particulate Matter
PNNL - Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
POU - Point Of Use
PPPL - Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
PV - Present Value


Quad - Quadrillion Btus (1015 Btus)


R&D - Research and Development. Also used generically to mean RD&D and RDD&D
RD&D - Research, Development, and Demonstration
RDD&D - Research, Development, Demonstration, & Deployment
RFI - Request for Information


SCR - Selective Catalytic Reduction
SF6 - Sulfur Hexafluoride
SNAP - Significant New Alternatives Program
SOFeX - Southern Ocean Iron Fertilization Experiment
SOIREE - Southern Ocean Iron Enrichment Experiment
SOX - Sulfur Oxides
SQUIDS - Superconducting Quantum Interference Devices
SRES - Special Report on Emissions Scenarios (of the IPCC)


T&D - Transmission and Distribution
TgC - Teragrams of Carbon
Tg CO2 - Teragrams Carbon Dioxide
Tg CO2-eq - . Teragrams Carbon Dioxide Equivalent (emissions)


UN - United Nations
UNDP - United Nations Development Program
UNEP - United Nations Environmental Program
UNFCCC - United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
USAID - U.S. Agency for International Development
USDA - U.S. Department of Agriculture
USGEO - United States Group on Earth Observation


VAM - Ventilation Air Methane
VOC - Volatile Organic Compounds


W/m2 - Watts per Square Meter
WCRP - World Climate Research Program
WG - Working Group
WMO - World Meteorological Organization
WOCE - World Ocean Circulation Experiment
WRE - T. Wigley, R. Richels, and J. Edmonds

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